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When folks used to write about zombies, their stories always had a “science fiction-y” feel to them. The cause was either an alien ray-gun, a voodoo curse, a runaway virus, or some chemical agent let loose on an unsuspecting populace. It was totally fake — never would’ve happened outside of a George Romero movie or…

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It seems as if we’re experiencing near-monthly “100-year storms” lately — welcome to the end of days! Hurricanes along the gulf coast, tornadoes throughout the midwest, winter disasters in New England, typhoons and earthquakes across the globe — no matter where you live or what your situation, the best time to prepare for certain destruction…

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“Oh look,” a passing woman squealed. That’s one of the deadliest spiders in the world — but what a beautiful web he’s weaving. So intricate!” Glancing down at the black widow busily spinning silk on a fence near the kiddie rides, thoughts raced through the coaster’s mind. “He’s not so special. I’m just as complex…

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You lie there as you have for weeks, Surrounded by a cloud of disease, thick like flies at a summer picnic, Noxious and silent — maggots breeding in the potato salad, waiting for an unsuspecting bite. The Lysol stink, the haze of medicinal smells, Barely conceals the stench of your body — rotting from the…

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How many times in youth, Did you pull me back from the brink? With callused and sunburnt hand, Grabbing my arm, wiping a tear, pulling me close. Safety — a tiny cheek against your rough shirt, Smells of hard work and beer and love, Radiating outward from your body in crushing waves, Threatening to pound…

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Head thrown back, spine arched, arms outstretched — the silhouetted outline of her body showing through the filmy peignoir. Sheer material billowed and fluttered around her, caressing her limbs like a cherished lover. The look on her face was one of sheer ecstasy, but he knew it was all a gigantic lie. Heartbroken. She’d told…

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I have a lot to say about the world in my fascist state (too much, if the truth be told). But I’m just standing on the shoulders of giants — I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those smart-ass social commentators who came before me, inspiring me with their caustic wit. Let me…

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I’ve talked to a lot of newbie RVers who feel quite intimidated by their awnings. Starting out, it can seem as though every time you touch the darned thing, you’re destined to break it. (Especially the first time that spring-loaded mechanism yanks the pull-strap right out of your hands!) But once you become comfortable with…

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When you live in one place, you normally have homeowner’s insurance that covers your physical dwelling, its contents, and your personal liability when someone is on your property. But when you live on the road, the issue of protecting your assets becomes a wee bit more complicated. A Comprehensive Solution Will your auto insurance cover…

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No one likes thinking about the bad things that can happen in life — getting sick or hurt, the death of a loved one, having a disaster destroy everything you own. And while organized paperwork won’t lessen the shock/grief of an emergency, it can help you get your life back on track quicker and easier….

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